13 Month Old Sleep Schedule: Bedtime, How Many Naps, and How to Get Your Toddler to Sleep Through the Night
Setting a proper routine for your 13 month old is critical for good sleep patterns. Here is a helpful guide to getting your precious one’s sleeping schedule on track!
Your 13 month old is likely to need 11-12 hours of sleep each night at this age, and it’s important to make sure they are getting enough sleep during these essential hours. A good bedtime routine should start at around 6:30pm, and then include activities like a bath, book reading, cuddling, and soft music to wind down for the night.
How Many Naps?
A typical 13 month old should be taking between two to three naps each day, one lasting for 1.5 to 2.5 hours in the morning and another of similar duration in the afternoon. These are important naps as they can help to prevent nighttime wake ups and give your child plenty of energy throughout the day.
How to Get Your Toddler to Sleep Through the Night
Getting your toddler to sleep through the night can be tricky, but the following tips may help:
- Maintain a consistent bedtime routine: Having a consistent routine helps to signal to your child that it’s time for sleep.
- Make sure your toddler’s bedroom is conducive to sleep: Make sure the temperature of the room is comfortable and the area is free from strong lights and noise.
- Avoid screens and stimulating activities before bedtime: TV, computers, and video games should all be avoided in the hour leading up to bedtime as they can act as a stimulant and make it harder for your child to settle down.
- Ensure your toddler’s body is ready for sleep: A warm bath or shower and a massage of the back and feet may be helpful in preparing your toddler for a good night’s rest.
Following these tips should help your 13 month old get the rest they need. With proper sleep, your little one can look forward to a much brighter tomorrow!